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Old 28th November 2012, 04:40 PM   #81
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So.............

To sum up.........

From what I've read........

Michael Dunn pulls into a gas station.
Jordan Davis and his friends are in an SUV playing music, rather loudly.
Dunn asks the young adults in the SUV to lower their music.
Music is lowered.
Statements such as, "That mutha effer can't tell us to lower our music!" are said and the music is put on again, this time louder.
Dunn thinks he sees the barrel of a shotgun.
He takes his gun out of glove compartment.
He might have loaded it. I've read conflicting reports.
He shoots 8 or 9 times into the SUV.
Dunn's girlfriend returns from the store, gets in the car and they leave.


How about the simple course of action: Mind your own business, wait it out and deal with the music and leave!
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Old 28th November 2012, 05:18 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Ferguson View Post
It's not about enjoyment, it's about showing off how loud (and by implication, how expensive) your audio system is.
THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There are competitions (real ones with big prizes) for this.....
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Old 28th November 2012, 07:25 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by fuelair View Post
THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There are competitions (real ones with big prizes) for this.....
And there are also a lot of people who, sometimes, simply enjoy loud music. The car is no different than the home, the club, the concert, or the movie theater in this respect.

(Headphones are a bit different, since the bass can't literally make your seat shake, but a lot of people like those as well)
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Old 28th November 2012, 08:27 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by C_Felix View Post
How about the simple course of action: Mind your own business, wait it out and deal with the music and leave!
Why?
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Old 28th November 2012, 08:39 PM   #85
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Stand your ground laws were invented to help angry conservative white men get away with killing black people. Who didn't know this?
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Old 28th November 2012, 08:48 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by Newtons Bit View Post
Why?
Because if he had he wouldn't be going through this.
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Old 28th November 2012, 08:58 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by CaptBang View Post
Stand your ground laws were invented to help angry conservative white men get away with killing black people. Who didn't know this?
I didn't. I thought they were made so a New York or California homeowner (and others)(even apartment renters) did not have to run away from their homes, but could eliminate home invading scum without fear of having some DA jackoff try to have them arrested and tried and (for the DA noted) convicted by carefully picked jurors. The case here does not sound like SYG - unless one or more weapons are pointed at you, you do not get to fire at innocents (note, if one is, and the crowd it is being pointed from is dense, you are covered - theough if you fire a lot of shots, you just might become a felon - why I only practice center mass, center head and center gut (in case I am REALLY POed).
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Old 28th November 2012, 09:22 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by C_Felix View Post
So.............

To sum up.........

From what I've read........

Michael Dunn pulls into a gas station.
Jordan Davis and his friends are in an SUV playing music, rather loudly.
Dunn asks the young adults in the SUV to lower their music.
Music is lowered.
Statements such as, "That mutha effer can't tell us to lower our music!" are said and the music is put on again, this time louder.
Dunn thinks he sees the barrel of a shotgun.
He takes his gun out of glove compartment.
He might have loaded it. I've read conflicting reports.
He shoots 8 or 9 times into the SUV.
Dunn's girlfriend returns from the store, gets in the car and they leave.


How about the simple course of action: Mind your own business, wait it out and deal with the music and leave!
^bingo^ there are very few situations that a individual law abiding citizen needs to stick their nose into in a public place, and loud music sure ain't one of them.

Have an issue? call 911 and split.
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Old 28th November 2012, 09:35 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by Redtail View Post
Because if he had he wouldn't be going through this.
How many often do people get shot when the question "could you turn that music down" is asked?
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Old 28th November 2012, 10:04 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by CaptBang View Post
Stand your ground laws were invented to help angry conservative white men get away with killing black people. Who didn't know this?
John H. Rutherford, apparently.
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Old 28th November 2012, 10:13 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by Newtons Bit View Post
How many often do people get shot when the question "could you turn that music down" is asked?
What?
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Old 28th November 2012, 11:58 PM   #92
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I guess I should rephrase: Did they stay there after the shooting until police arrived, or did they "peel-out" and flee the scene. Which is a perfectly valid response to being shot at multiple times, but a search afterwards doesn't prove much.
Not everyone with a dead friend in the car "flees the scene".
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I hadn't seen anything about him thinking they might be in a gang at that point. The second he came out with that it became racist. Although perhaps he thinks all young people are in gangs. Or he lost his temper and is trying to fling enough mud around to make himself look better/like the victim.
I wasn't referring to gangs. The facts of life in the US are lots of people seeing 4 black teens in a car would be intimidated to some extent.

I don't know if that is the case or not. I was objecting to a hand wave dismissal that racism played a part.
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I submit it's bordering on a form of violence. "I'm making this so goddamn loud that you're going to hear it and you don't have any choice in the matter!"
Loud music is a form of violence? Seriously?

Annoyance, sure. "Screw you", sure. But "violence", no way.
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Old 29th November 2012, 12:44 AM   #95
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Frankly, I think it is unjustifiable to shoot someone that plays their music so loud that it annoys others, unless it is clear that the person playing the music is doing it with the intent to annoy.

If the person that is playing the music so loud it annoys is doing it intentionally AND is wearing their pants so low that the bottom of their ass shows, it is justifiable to set them on fire (the person, not the pants).
Last I checked, playing loud music is not a death penalty offense.
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Sounds to me like he wanted to give the gang members a taste of their own medicine and thought he'd get away with it. Even if he fled the scene, he had to know there was a possibility that he had hit someone.
How does firing a loaded gun at vehicle whose occupants are playing loud music even equate? What kind of medicine?
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Old 29th November 2012, 01:00 AM   #97
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Why?
You are in a public space. There are no rules for loud music at a convenience store unless the management makes them. All the guy had to do was get leave the store and take his business elsewhere.

Dunn's story is full of ****. He appears to be the aggressor.
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Do you think you succeeded in avoiding judging?
Yep. I am not saying he is guilty, just that the action as reported looks suspect. There is a difference in my mind between accusing somebody, and assessing the reported action by journalist. And for you ?
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Loud music is a form of violence? Seriously?

Annoyance, sure. "Screw you", sure. But "violence", no way.
No, but I often think that the purpose behind some people playing loud music is not so they can listen to it, but surely for the effect it has on others.
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Yep. I am not saying he is guilty, just that the action as reported looks suspect. There is a difference in my mind between accusing somebody, and assessing the reported action by journalist. And for you ?
Oh, my mind's made up - guilty! Next case please.
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
I wasn't referring to gangs. The facts of life in the US are lots of people seeing 4 black teens in a car would be intimidated to some extent.

I don't know if that is the case or not. I was objecting to a hand wave dismissal that racism played a part.
And I object to every crime by a white person against a black person being instantly characterised as racist.

It's a pet peeve
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Loud music is a form of violence? Seriously?

Annoyance, sure. "Screw you", sure. But "violence", no way.
He did said "bordering on, " not quite violence. I tend to agree, it depends on the volume, if it's loud enough that my ribcage is vibrating and I start to feel nauseous, and/or my rearview mirror is vibrating too much to be useful, etc. I'd consider that more "violent" than, say, a shove to get out of the way on the sidewalk.
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He did said "bordering on, " not quite violence. I tend to agree, it depends on the volume, if it's loud enough that my ribcage is vibrating and I start to feel nauseous, and/or my rearview mirror is vibrating too much to be useful, etc. I'd consider that more "violent" than, say, a shove to get out of the way on the sidewalk.
If you regularly played music that loud over the garden fence here in England a court would probably issue a restraining order at the suit of the neighbour (in private nuisance) and the local authority would also be likely to take a hand upon complaint being made. Why you get a free pass when out and about in the car is anyone's guess. Still pumping their SUV full of bullets does seem slightly over the top.

Here's another thing. All you gun-toting Americans are presumably pretty skilful with those weapons of yours, trained and such. If you want to make a point by firing into the vehicle without hurting anyone, how hard would that be? I mean, I think even I could manage that. A few shots through the bonnet, shred a couple of tyres, blow the aerial off etc. How come he actually killed a guy, supposedly without meaning to?
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If you regularly played music that loud over the garden fence here in England a court would probably issue a restraining order at the suit of the neighbour (in private nuisance) and the local authority would also be likely to take a hand upon complaint being made. Why you get a free pass when out and about in the car is anyone's guess. Still pumping their SUV full of bullets does seem slightly over the top.

Here's another thing. All you gun-toting Americans are presumably pretty skilful with those weapons of yours, trained and such. If you want to make a point by firing into the vehicle without hurting anyone, how hard would that be? I mean, I think even I could manage that. A few shots through the bonnet, shred a couple of tyres, blow the aerial off etc. How come he actually killed a guy, supposedly without meaning to?
As to the proficiency, that depends on who you ask. If you ask a competitive shooter, he/she will probably tell you that for the average gun owner a pistol is a fairly inaccurate weapon. Ask some of the chest-thumpers on forums (this one included) and they can shoot off the proboscis of a mosquito at two hundred meters,... blindfolded,... in a tornado,...

As to the noise thing,... You guys need to live in Asia. Noise is a part of the culture here. Think of their ideas of celebrating... gongs, noise-makers, fireworks, drums.... The noise is to chase the spirits away.

When I want to tear my hair out because I can hear a thumping base line from a block away, my wife doesn't even notice it. When she drives up late, I can sometimes hear the car radio even when I'm inside with the TV on. When I ask her to think of the neighbors (all of whom are behind unlighted windows so already asleep), she looks at me like I'm from Pluto.

On any weekend evening, from dusk 'til well after midnight, we'll have parties full of teens and young adults on the Baht Bus - that's a converted large pickup truck that seats about eight, but which you can cram 20 onto if you hang them off the sides and back. The most popular Baht Bus to rent is the one with the biggest speakers, so the whole bus drances (drive + dance) through the streets and if you get stuck in a traffic jam or on a slow street adjacent to one, you can have all that music in your face for an hour. 20 to 24 idiotic and drunken teenagers on a Baht Bus can probably seem pretty threatening. Yet, no one I know of here has ever shot anyone over the noise.
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Last I checked, playing loud music is not a death penalty offense.
Of course it is a capital offense - a guy was just executed for it.*
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As to the proficiency, that depends on who you ask. If you ask a competitive shooter, he/she will probably tell you that for the average gun owner a pistol is a fairly inaccurate weapon. Ask some of the chest-thumpers on forums (this one included) and they can shoot off the proboscis of a mosquito at two hundred meters,... blindfolded,... in a tornado,...

As to the noise thing,... You guys need to live in Asia. Noise is a part of the culture here. Think of their ideas of celebrating... gongs, noise-makers, fireworks, drums.... The noise is to chase the spirits away.

When I want to tear my hair out because I can hear a thumping base line from a block away, my wife doesn't even notice it. When she drives up late, I can sometimes hear the car radio even when I'm inside with the TV on. When I ask her to think of the neighbors (all of whom are behind unlighted windows so already asleep), she looks at me like I'm from Pluto.

On any weekend evening, from dusk 'til well after midnight, we'll have parties full of teens and young adults on the Baht Bus - that's a converted large pickup truck that seats about eight, but which you can cram 20 onto if you hang them off the sides and back. The most popular Baht Bus to rent is the one with the biggest speakers, so the whole bus drances (drive + dance) through the streets and if you get stuck in a traffic jam or on a slow street adjacent to one, you can have all that music in your face for an hour. 20 to 24 idiotic and drunken teenagers on a Baht Bus can probably seem pretty threatening. Yet, no one I know of here has ever shot anyone over the noise.
From a couple of yards?
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And note that none of the other Americans that have posted in this article, are calling this a justified shooting or anything of the sort.
I know, I saw that. I see others are agreeing it looks like a spurious attempt to claim self defence.
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From a couple of yards?
Yes, it is amazing how inaccurate the shooter is, even when trained, the weapon is blamed for being inaccurate, but we are also talking about the person firing it

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No, it has almost no similarities to the Trayvon Martin case.
Except wrongful homicide.
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You are in a public space. There are no rules for loud music at a convenience store unless the management makes them. All the guy had to do was get leave the store and take his business elsewhere.

Dunn's story is full of ****. He appears to be the aggressor.
Most cities have noise ordinances.
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Most cities have noise ordinances.
Is there a bag limit on noisemakers in your state? I know they tried to set a national limit on jaywalkers, but they couldn't get it ratified. I'm not sure about noisemakers, though.
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Is there a bag limit on noisemakers in your state? I know they tried to set a national limit on jaywalkers, but they couldn't get it ratified. I'm not sure about noisemakers, though.
No, we do no bag limit hunts for coyotes (not the human type). Shooting people because they're jerks remains illegal. But thanks for the straw.
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Most cities have noise ordinances.
It's a strange coincidence that a Tampa ordinance about loud music coming from cars is being challenged in the state Supreme Court. As far as I can find out no final ruling has been issued. Here's some background:
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...cle1169129.ece

A link to FL Supreme Court
http://jweb.flcourts.org/pls/docket/...asenumber=1166

Catalano was listening to a Justin Timberlake song when he was pulled over, so the officer didn't draw on him.
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Old 29th November 2012, 08:01 AM   #114
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Originally Posted by FenerFan View Post
It's a strange coincidence that a Tampa ordinance about loud music coming from cars is being challenged in the state Supreme Court. As far as I can find out no final ruling has been issued. Here's some background:
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...cle1169129.ece

A link to FL Supreme Court
http://jweb.flcourts.org/pls/docket/...asenumber=1166

Catalano was listening to a Justin Timberlake song when he was pulled over, so the officer didn't draw on him.
Being shot would be preferable to having that become recorded for all time in US Constitutional law.
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Old 29th November 2012, 08:48 AM   #115
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The best thing to do with chavs in a car with a powerful ICE is to wait till they go home and want some peace to sleep and then blast them with music so disturbing them.

Anyone who is up for annoying others always fails the golden rule.
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Old 29th November 2012, 09:15 AM   #116
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Not everyone with a dead friend in the car "flees the scene".
Huh? How would they even know he was dead. If someone is shooting at me, and I'm in the driver seat, my first instinct will be to hit the gas and flee the scene. Then if one of the passengers has been hit, it would be to go to the gas station.

My point is if a search was conducted after they had left, and no gun was found, then its pretty inconclusive. If the vehicle never left, and security footage can show no one left with a shotgun, and a search by police found no shotgun, then this guy has absolutely no defense. And that doesn't mean I think he's off the hook if search was inconclusive.

Edit: Maybe, you thought by saying "flee the scene" I was insinuating they did something wrong by immediately leaving at high speed, which I wasn't. And that is if they actually did, which I still haven't seen established one way or the other.

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Old 29th November 2012, 09:22 AM   #117
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What are the odds that the object Dunn thought was a gun barrel was actually a bag of Skittles?
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Old 29th November 2012, 09:35 AM   #118
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Yes, it is amazing how inaccurate the shooter is, even when trained, the weapon is blamed for being inaccurate, but we are also talking about the person firing it

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...shot-accuracy/

" According to a 2008 analysis of NYPD firearms discharge data done by the New York Times, between 1996-2006 officers hit their intended target about 34 percent of the time."
You know I think accuracy might just go way way down, when your in a life or death situation as compared to shooting a stationary target that doesn't shoot back. All that adrenaline etc, being in a big ass hurry to shoot them first, plus darkness will severely hamper accuracy. An extremely heavy trigger pull, like the NYPD sets on their Glocks, won't help either.

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Originally Posted by lobosrul View Post
You know I think accuracy might just go way way down, when your in a life or death situation as compared to shooting a stationary target that doesn't shoot back. All that adrenaline etc, being in a big ass hurry to shoot them first, plus darkness will severely hamper accuracy. An extremely heavy trigger pull, like the NYPD sets on their Glocks, won't help either.
The sad fact is that unless you're talking about high-speed/low drag military units that run range training every day, there are always more misses than hits.

In examining individual incidents with the physical evidence in front of you, trained officers that keep up on training in between requals run up the hit probability average, but even then you only get to maybe 50-60% rounds on target.

The NYC trigger in the Glock isn't exactly a problem if an individual trains and has good follow through on the trigger - but practice is the key. If the agency doesn't have the budget to run a good training program on the agencies dime, few officers drop the money required to go through 1K rds. a month in training.

In my Dept. I was able to get approximately 30-35% of officers to commit to weekly training on a regular basis in any given year, including the tactical team.
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This is from the Michigan Chronicle. It has the first statement, that I have seen, from his lawyer about what the guys in the SUV supposedly said to Dunn: "Kill that MF...that MF dead...you dead B."

http://www.michronicleonline.com/ind...f-jordan-davis

Still, no shotgun has been found. No word about what the police have learned from the other person/people in the SUV. I wouldn't expect that the police would release any witness statements anyway.

Also, according to a news report out of Jacksonville, Dunn had left his son's wedding reception early to go back to his hotel. The reason: to go take care of his puppy. Awwwwwww.
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